Update: A report suggesting Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas would soon step down has been soundly rejected by Thomas’ wife. Columnist Paul Bedard on Monday stood by his sources. HuffPo
The next president will tip the balance of the Supreme Court and could appoint 1-5 Supreme Court Justices.
Appointing a new Justice to fill Justice Scalia’s vacancy.
Ruth Bader Ginsburg is 83. Anthony Kennedy turns 80 this year and Stephen G. Breyer will be 78 this year.
Now reports of Justice Thomas considering retirement.
Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas is reportedly considering retirement from the nation’s high court after this year’s presidential election.
Appointed by former President George H.W. Bush and approved by the Senate in 1991 after bitter confirmation hearings, the conservative’s retirement, along with the vacancy left by the late Justice Antonin Scalia, would have a big impact on control of the high court.
The court is currently divided 4-4, the next president will certainly tip the balance with a replacement for Scalia. Republican Justice Anthony Kennedy, considered a swing vote on the high court, will be 80 next year, the Examiner notes. NewsMax